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Black women and gender-expansive nonprofit leaders: Combating the absence of trust 

Learn about the challenges Black women and gender-expansive nonprofit leaders face, including a lack of trust—and the sector-wide implications of these disconcerting dynamics.

By Lauren Brathwaite (she/her)

February 22, 2024

Beyond efficiency: A human-first AI adoption strategy

Beth Kanter and Allison Fine weigh nonprofit AI tools’ risks and benefits, illustrating why a human-first AI adoption strategy is key to unlocking efficiency sustainably and responsibly.

By Beth Kanter (she/her) and Allison Fine (she/her)

February 21, 2024

Candid community: Expanding equitable access to nonprofit resources 

Learn how our growing network of Candid community partners support nonprofits’ success by providing free, local access to our resources, tools, and training.

By Samantha Ryder (she/her)

February 20, 2024

To bot or not to bot: Using generative AI in grantwriting

Learn what generative AI is, ways it can be useful for nonprofit grantwriting, and how to use it responsibly.

By David M. Holmes (he/him) and Kristin Hanlin (she/her)

February 14, 2024

Have grantmaker salaries kept up with inflation?  

In this article, we delve into the data to see whether grantmaker salaries have kept up with inflation between 2019 and 2023.

By David Wolcheck (he/him)

February 13, 2024

Impact investing: Catalyzing systemic change 

Get the low-down on impact investing, a growing trend for catalyzing positive change in the world of philanthropy and beyond.

By Daniel X Matz (he/him)

February 12, 2024

Protecting the right to give according to our values

Independent Sector’s Dr. Akilah Watkins and Council on Foundations’ Kathleen Enright share the sector-wide implications of a current lawsuit challenging the Fearless Fund’s right to invest in programs that support Black women entrepreneurs.

By Dr. Akilah Watkins (she/her) and Kathleen P. Enright (she/her)

February 8, 2024

Data to support the relentless pursuit of racial equity 

W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Huilan Krenn explains data’s key role in advancing racial equity in philanthropy and how nonprofit demographics unlock real-world progress.

By Huilan Krenn (she/her)

February 6, 2024

Zero-cost, maximum-impact professional development for fundraisers

If you’d like to level up your fundraising skills, learn about high-impact, no-cost professional development resources and strategies to support your success.

By Chris Bunting (they/them) and Kristin Hanlin (she/her)

January 31, 2024